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Haafingar Hold Guard - Cosplay - Skyrim by Kim-san Haafingar Hold Guard - Cosplay - Skyrim by Kim-san
Me as a Haafingar/Solitude hoid guard from
The elder scrolls: Skyrim at Free Comic Book Day/Metrocon
May 2012. Stavanger - Norway.

Got 2nd place in the veteran category : )

Photo: :iconhannekake:



Progress photos and film - [link]
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:iconxmrxsweetsx:
this is epic and i love it it has a great design and a sense of epic-ness to it i would love to have it but i cant (im not begging) and its just plain old good but the helmet seems to tall and that is all that is i say its just amazing one of the best guard cosplays i have see and the critique thing is making me put more words but thats really all i have its still epic and cool there should be more pictures of this and more cosplays and ya

~xMRxSWEETSx

p.s. still epic
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18 out of 18 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconauriv1:
Wow! This is truly awesome work. I love the amount of detail you put into this costume. :)

The painted shield in particular looks wonderful. I immediately recognized it as the symbol of Solitude. :D In addition, the tunic, chainmail sleeves, and wrap are all perfect. The helmet looks very good as well, but something seems a little wrong about the greaves on the boots.

As for the photo itself, great posing. I'm immediately reminded of the way characters stand if they stop on stairs. :P I half expect to hear "No lollygaggin'" or "I used to be an adventurer..."

All in all, excellent work. Perhaps with just a change in shield and wrap you could cosplay as a guard from another region, or maybe even a Stormcloak! :D
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:iconandornarakh:
AndornArakh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This was actually my favorite armor from the game because it looked the most plausible and realistic.
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:iconyubigames:
YubiGames Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I'm making the stormcloak one >:)
I'm on the chainmail and a steel sword.
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! : )
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:iconschattenlotus:
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Well done :clap: B-)
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconmynameisluxanna:
MyNameIsLuxAnna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!!! Soo awesome!!!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconmynameisluxanna:
MyNameIsLuxAnna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconauthorious:
Authorious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Hey there, I'm interested in making a Haafingar hold guard costume, in fact multiple. If you could please show some step by step tips on making this you would be helping a novice a great bit of help.

This is the best Solitude Costume, and probably the best guard costume except what was in the official bethesda live action trailer.

Here is my email: ekohrennat@gmail.com


Again fantastic stuff.
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I have a step by step here: www.cosplay.com/costume/414919…
Its mostly made out of cardboard and foamboard : )
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:iconyinn-dren:
Yinn-Dren Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I too was once adventurer , and then I  took an arrow in the knee. great cosplay
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:iconxenofett:
xenofett Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
fantastic! I almost heard the"took an arrow in the knee" talk.
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:iconmitchster234:
Mitchster234 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Nice job on the Solitude Guard Armor!!! I am making a Riften Guard Armor.
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:iconbryanrogers:
BryanRogers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Love it!
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent costume, love all the intricate details.
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! : )
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Your welcome X3.
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:iconsedeslav:
Sedeslav Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
No lollygaggin'!
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:icondigitalscene:
digitalscene Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what and how did you make the helmet?

:3 im trying to get a whiterun guard outfit going.... the helmet seems like its going to be one of the hardest parts :/
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used a giant easter egg as a base, the rest
is made out of foam board and lots of glue : )
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:iconlovebehr:
lovebehr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Very nice! :D
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconthatrandomcharmander:
thatrandomcharmander Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did you make the helmet if so where did you find the base? i am also making a hold guard costume bu cannot find that style of helmet without horns and relatively cheap
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I made the entire helmet, the base is a giant
easter egg made of cardboard : )
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:iconskipskatt:
Skipskatt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Where on earth did you find a cardboard easter egg? xD

This cosplay is fantastic btw!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They are very common in Norway, not of this size tho but I found one ; )
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:iconskipskatt:
Skipskatt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
xD nice

I've actually been meaning to attempt a guard cosplay. Any idea of what I could use as an easter egg substitute for the base? 
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. I was going to use one of those plastic viking helmets at first, the ones you`ll find in every toy store.
But it was to small for my head, you could try one of those : )
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:iconskipskatt:
Skipskatt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, i'll give it a go!
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:iconthatrandomcharmander:
thatrandomcharmander Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks!
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:iconanimeweirdodudette:
Animeweirdodudette Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Truly magnificent!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconanimeweirdodudette:
Animeweirdodudette Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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:icondagget0:
dagget0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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:iconziinahven:
Ziinahven Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No lollygaggin'.
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:iconmilktea-and-cookies:
Milktea-and-cookies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
let me guess... someone stole your sweetroll
kjashkash I'm glad to see an awesome Skyrim cosplayer!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconnewmanaccount:
newmanaccount Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If that got second place.... Who the hell got first place!!!??
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a girl dressed as an anime character, not sure wich series it was from : )
A friend of mine documented the entire contest - [link]
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:iconnewmanaccount:
newmanaccount Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD figures! Still, I would have voted for yours. Completely awesome!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! ^^
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:iconvile21xx:
Vile21XX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This costume is simply amazing! I wish I could make one.
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! I used cardboard and foam for the armor
and helmet, if that helps : )
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:iconvile21xx:
Vile21XX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks. If I ever make one I'm gonna patrol a convention saying, "I use to be an conventionist like you, then I took an arrow in the knee." lol
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:iconadazu:
adazu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I love the textures you used. Beautiful costume!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks alot! ^^
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:iconeluchia:
Eluchia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
┼h, skulle °nske jeg kom til Metrocon, bare for ň se det her, haha. ;w;
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconaichan25:
aichan25 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
badass my friend badass!
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:iconkim-san:
Kim-san Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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